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Descent of the River Kwai on a raft in Bamboo for a relaxing time to admire the surrounding landscape. Swim in the river.
walk and bath with elephant
Contribute to the Save Elephant Foundation, be part of the rescue and care for these amazing animals. Enjoy Riding, Feeding and Bathing the elephants in the River Kwai.
Sai Yok Noi Waterfall
“Saiyok Noi Waterfall”, known as "Khao Phang Waterfall”, is a well-known waterfall with limestone cliffs collapsing and that became the origin of the name "Khao Phang Waterfall”. The upstream falls from the mountain and flows along the limestone cliffs about 15-meter high, spreading over the sloping ground in the area. In some parts of the waterfall, there are large areas for swimming. Saiyok Noi Waterfall is part of the responsibility of Saiyok National Park. In the front of the waterfall, there are shops and restaurants. We walked up to the top to see the beauty of l Saiyok Noi Waterfall. During the short walk, we saw the steam engine from World War II, which Saiyok National Park arranged to commemorate the World War II where the Death Railway was built to Burma. The route was built through the front of this waterfall. We stopped to take pictures with the steam engine and the sound of the waterfall we heard attracted us to reach the source of the sound.
Sunday : 06:00 - 18:00
Monday : 06:00 - 18:00
Tuesday : 06:00 - 18:00
Wednesday : 06:00 - 18:00
Thursday : 06:00 - 18:00
Friday : 06:00 - 18:00
Saturday : 06:00 - 18:00
• Entrance fees: Non-fee
Malika city 1905 A.D.
Mallika is the retro-city reflecting the past Siamese lifestyle in the Chao Phraya River Basin. During the reign of King Chulalongkorn, Rama V (1873-1910 A.D.), the people’s way of life in 1905 A.D. was plentifully changed. The most pronounced was the abolition of slavery. When freed, these former Siamese slaves had to live and earn a living by themselves without control and supports from their noblemen and masters anymore. They had to live a life of self-sufficiency, self-reliant, and in harmony with all other Siamese people. These changing patterns of lifestyle are the cornerstone of today’s Thai people.
Sai Yok National Park
Covering 958 km² in Sai Yok District of Kanchanaburi Province 100 km northwest of Kanchanaburi City, Sai Yok National Park is part of the Western Forex Complex that covers 18,730 km² and comprises 19 protected sites between Myanmar and Thailand. The park is a popular destination for local and foreign tourists, known for it's waterfalls, caves, historical sites and raft houses along the River Kwai.
The mountainous regions of the park are covered by deciduous and dry evergreen forest, mainly mixed with bamboo. The lower areas along the Kwae River are teak forest which was deforested during Japanese occupation of Thailand but later replanted in 1954. The highest elevation in the park is 1,328 meters at the border to Myanmar.
The death railway
The Death Railway was built during the 2nd World War by the labor of the war prisoner and the Asian labor forced by the Japanese troop. During that time, Thailand was the alliance of Japan and also gave a big support to the Japanese army. The Death Railway was a route to pass Myanmar and to invade India. Japan was aware that by using the sea troop to fight with England, their armies would be attacked by the alliances. From this reason, they decided to build this railway. The railway was named after the event in the history. There is a saying that “the numbers of the railway, is equal to the numbers of the death labor used to build this railway”The Death Railway starts from Nong Pladuk station, Amphur Baanpong, Ratchaburi to Kanchanaburi crossing the Kwai Yai River to the west, passing Chedi Sam-Ong to the destination at Thanbyuzayat in Myanmar, which is 415 kilometers altogether with 37 stops. This railway was completed on 25th October 1943. During the building period, there were many labors who sacrificed their lives with sickness and by the torturing of the Japanese army. The bridge here was named “Kwai River Bridge”. This construction built a big motivation for the Japanese armies and also a big scar in the labors’ heart. The history was still unforgettable among the people’s heart.Nowadays, the Death Railway was opened for the tourists to visit. However, there are some parts that were deserted since Japan lost the war. The State Railway of Thailand has offered the Thonburi- Namtok line for the tourists who wish to visit this place and a special line Bangkok-Namtok on the weekends and holidays. The most popular point is the Kwai River Bridge and the Krasae Cave, which is a curve bridge that follows the bank of Kwai Noi River. The train stops at Krasae Cave at 1.30 p.m. The tourists can travel in advance in order to be on time to see the picture of the train arriving at this station.
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The Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum
The Museum was established as a memorial dedicated to the Australian and Allied Prisoners of War (POWs) who were forced to build the 415-kilometre railway from Thailand to Burma, in order to be the main transportation for supply its Japanese forces during World War II. Most of enslaved POWs are Australian, British, and Dutch, also South-East Asian civilians who were forced to build the Chong Khao Khat (Hellfire Pass) Railway here.
The biggest cave of Kanchanaburi is located closely to the river Kwai Noi and surrounded by the wild jungle and lofty mountains. The 500 meter-long Kaeng Lawa Cave is definitely worth a visit if you are passing the area.
After passing a narrow entrance a spacious cave will welcome you, ready to reveal its hidden secrets. There are several chambers like a music chamber, throne chamber and curtain chamber. Wonder about the formation of the natural stalagmites and stalactites along with the Buddha statues which can be found in the cave. The trip gets even more exciting when you will see the Khun Kitti bat. It is the smallest bat in the world with a span-wide of 10 cm and a weight of less than 2 gram. The harmless bat is only living in this part of Thailand and will fly quickly away when you come to close.
How to get there
The Cave can be reached in several ways. You can go by boat starting at the Pak Saeng Pier (45 min) or by car which is about 75 kilometer from Kanchanaburi City or 18 kilometers from Sai Yok Noi. After crossing the bridge Ban Kaeng Raboet, visitors can continue by walking uphill for about 50 meters.
Nice to know
The Kaeng Lawa Cave is open all days from 9.00 h. to 16.00 h. and the admission fee is about 200 Baht. Do not forget to bring a torch as it can be dark inside the cave! A guide is also a good idea although you can also decide to go on this exciting adventure by yourself.
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